Only Remembered First World War Tribute Concert

Roots Community Singers mark the 100 year Armistice of the First World War this November with a unique tribute concert consisting of songs from the folk tradition, story telling and poetry all set to a back drop of evocative images reflecting the times and events of a conflict which left few unscathed and which had […]

Fabulous Young ‘Uns Workshop!

We laughed a lot, we learnt a lot! What an amazing day we had with The Young ‘Uns at Thringstone Community Centre. In spite of the awful wintery weather which still gripped the country after a week of icy blasts over 60 workshop participants braved the conditions for what turned out to be a superb […]

Harmony Singing Workshop With The Young ‘Uns

Come and join Sean Cooney, David Eagle and Michael Hughes, BBC Folk award winners on this one day workshop at Thringstone Community Centre, The Green, Thringstone, Leicestershire. LE67 8NR. This laid back singing workshop is open to everyone irrespective of whether you think you can sing or not! As well as being superb musicians, the Young […]

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THE BIG LUNCH SING!

In spite of the very short notice, eleven choir members made Newbold Primary School's Big Lunch and Soupa Saturday summer fete. The weather for once was wonderful and it was great to take part in a typical English village fete complete with Jublilee bunting, strawberries & cream and even Maypole dancing! As this was our […]

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WE MAY-ED IT!

It might have been one of the chilliest May Day’s on record, but in spite of the un-seasonal weather, we managed to celebrate the start of summer in the time honoured way, with maypole dancing, country dancing and of lots of suitably Maying songs from the Folk On The Farm choir. Our solo performers were […]

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May Day Revels … COME ALL YE …

Lovers of folk music and the folk arts … it’s time to welcome in the summer!  Join ROOTS Community Singers and their many friends from the folk world for their May Day Revels. You will need your dancing shoes for skipping around the maypole … … your voices for some rousing chorus songs … your […]

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Singing The 60s – Great Stuff!

What a great afternoon we had!  For those who made it, well done, I thought we made an excellent job of the Sloop John B and the Tom Paxton song, Last Thing On My Mind. Shame we ran out of time which meant we couldn’t do the Dylan song justice, but the good news is […]

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Calling All 60s Folk!

It was the age of flower power, free love, bell-bottoms, mini-skirts, John Lennon specs, happenings and acid trips.  We were against war, capitalism, materialism, totalitarianism and probably everything else that ended in ism! The times indeed were a-changing which is probably why so much great music came out of the sixties and is the reason […]

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